Today’s topic is Acupuncture and Veterinary Medicine. As I’m sure most people are aware Acupuncture is used to treat many injuries, illnesses and disorders. Acupuncture is used to help you quit smoking, relieve arthritis pain, back aches, insomnia, stress and the list goes on. Are you aware that Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are now being offered and used as alternative treatments in Veterinary medicine. Acupuncture is known to have a good therapeutic effect in a wide variety of animal diseases. Acupuncture is one of the safest medical approaches for animals. Acupuncture is used in Veterinary medicine to treat a variety of medical problems including but not limited to noninfectious inflammation, paralysis, or pain. With small animals acupuncture has been used for treating arthritis, hip dysplasia, lick granuloma, feline asthma, diarrhea, and certain reproductive problems. For larger animals, acupuncture has been used for treating downer cow syndrome, facial nerve paralysis, allergic dermatitis, respiratory problems, nonsurgical colic, and certain reproductive disorders. Acupuncture has also been used on competitive animals, such as those involved in racing and showing. Acupuncture has also recently been used on more exotic animals, such as an alligator with scoliosis. In Veterinary medicine Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other methods of supportive care and at times can be used along with the traditional Veterinary Western therapies. Again this is something I’m extremely passionate about. Of Course this is right in line with my love of dogs, cats and all living creatures and the belief that anything natural is always the best choice. I can honestly say that if Acupuncture makes man’s best friend feel as good as I felt after my first Acupuncture session it’s certainly worth looking into as an alternative treatment.
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